Research and publications
Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age
(SUNY Press, August 2019)
“(In)Visibility and Voice(lessness): Destabilizing Disability in The Summer of the Swans and The Westing Game.” Co-authored with Sara K. Day. Dust Off the Gold Medal: Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial. Eds. Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
“Readers and Primers.” The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection: History and Holdings. Eds. Eric L. Tribunella and Ellen Ruffin. Oxford, MS: University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming.
“‘You've Seen Too Much to Be Innocent’: The Outsiders, the Myth of American Youth, and Young Adult Literature” and “Greasers and Gallants: Realism, Romanticism, and Identity in The Outsiders.” Critical Insights: The Outsiders. Ed. M. Katherine Grimes. Amenia, NY: Grey House-EBSCO.
"A Spectacle of Girls: L. Frank Baum, Women Reporters, and the Man Behind the Screen in Early Twentieth Century America.” Girls’ Series Fiction and American Popular Culture. Ed. LuElla L. D'Amico. Lanham, MD: Lexington-Rowman & Littlefield, March 2016
"Join the Club: African American Children's Literature, Social Change, and the Chicago Defender Jr." (Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 42.2, Summer 2017)
“‘A Different Sunshine’: Writing Jamaican National Identity Through the Girl’s Coming-of-Age Story in Paulette Ramsey’s Aunt Jen” (Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature 53.2, May 2015)
"'Bloom in the Moonshine': Imagination as Liberation in Anne of Green Gables" (Children's Literature, 2014)
"Darger's Resources by Michael Moon" (The Journal of American Culture, Dec. 2013)